Chandigarh: India is gearing up for a massive waste segregation campaign to begun from June 5, World Environment Day, the Chandigarh civic body has already started the work in a hope to fix city’s waste woes. Soon, the city will have one fixed rate for the garbage collection for households and commercial units which is presently different from place to place. This exercise is being planned to ensure that people hand over the garbage to ragpickers alone and not throw it anywhere else.
The meeting of Municipal Corporation is being held in Chandigarh and will be attended by the commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Local Bodies councilors, area councillors, Mayors, to name a few. Many important decisions will be taken in this meeting like allotment of booths for different locations and rate to be fixed for garbage collection.
After the new rate comes into effect for garbage collection, every house will have to pay that fixed amount to ragpickers. It is being said that for households, the prices will be fixed between Rs 50 and 100, for commercial units, it will be Rs 50.
Meeting is currently being held we plan to come out with the rates soon, said Gurbax Rawat, Area Councillor in Chandigarh.
Taking cue from other successful cities like Pune, Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam, the local bodies will also adopt the best model of waste segregation and collection of garbage. These activities are being carried out after Chandigarh’s sharp drop in rank in the Swachh Survekshan 2017 to 11 from its previous ranking of 2.